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Jon Wold 01-01-2013 10:46 AM

Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
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Hello all, the new Hanno Prettner Curare ARF has been mentioned in several topics here, but I thought the plane deserves it's own thread. I have been fortunate enough to have one of the pre-production models for test. It's absolutely brilliant, and since my Swedish colleague made his Curare electric, I'm building the glow version. I have posted the first part in the series on my blog:
http://www.aerowold.com/2012/hanno-prettner-curare-arf/

The build is in three parts, pt. 2 is coming soon. My plane is complete and I'm just waiting for fair winds and a frozen lake on which to fly it.

There's been delays, first due to production problems - the producer Schweighofer in Austria did not want to release a plane that was not perfect. As stated in the current Schweighofer catalog, the company has a long personal and professional relationship with Hanno, and it was important that both were satisfied with the quality. The first shipment was due in November 2012, but unfortunate circumstances caused the container to be stuck in China, and expected delivery is late january 2013. Fingers crossed that the shipment gets to Austria ASAP. Schweighofer ships internationally: http://www.der-schweighofer.at/en

Attached a photo of my finished model. If you have any questions about this ARF I'm happy to answer.


RonMcCormick 01-01-2013 11:17 PM

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Thanks for the update, only thing missing is a video of Hanno flying 70's era sequence with this Curare! I would pay for a copy (no music please just the sound of the engine)

countilaw 01-02-2013 08:39 PM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Why an ARF? We pattern pilot would rather build our own planes. I am not being mean, but I, personally would not buy a ARF to fly pattern.

I went to the web site and found no mention or advertisement of the plane. Surely didn't see a price tag.

Frank

Trisquire 01-02-2013 11:08 PM

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ORIGINAL: RonMcCormick

Thanks for the update, only thing missing is a video of Hanno flying 70's era sequence with this Curare!
I want to see a video of the OP flying off of a frozen lake in Norway.

Jon Wold 01-03-2013 04:00 AM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
I like a kit as much as the next man, but hey, the world has moved on and ARFs are the only thing that sells. And I'm glad, it only took me four evenings to get this one flight ready. The single biggest job is to cut a hole in the cowling for the engine, after that it's just a matter of slotting things in place.

The ARF is 299 EUR (http://www.der-schweighofer.at/en/pr...t?query=Curare ) and a suitable electric retract kit is 99 EUR.

Video? Of course! It's just that the ice has melted now, so I'm waiting on colder weather. Still haven't flow it unfortunately.

Part two of the build log is posted today: http://www.aerowold.com/

hook57 01-03-2013 09:02 AM

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ORIGINAL: countilaw

Why an ARF? We pattern pilot would rather build our own planes. I am not being mean, but I, personally would not buy a ARF to fly pattern.

I went to the web site and found no mention or advertisement of the plane. Surely didn't see a price tag.

Frank

Two clicks brings you to the Schweighofer/Curare page; andI'd like to think I'm a pattern flyer (P-7, P-6, TT III, Tipo, S. Kaos 60 and 40, MK Atlas 40, Mach 1, Escape, Taurus (and a Dream 110, Spot-On 50). Only three of those are ARFs.Personally I don't exclude ARFs from the line up, if I'm impressed enough with a particular ARF I'll go for it. Also, there are plenty of reasons one might choose an ARF, so I for one am glad to see that some of the classics are available in ARF form for those who choose that route. Not being mean, just voicing forthe other side of the coin http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...ades_smile.gif.
Hook
aka Mark

MTK 01-03-2013 10:00 AM

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A good looking arfie.....Hope it flies as well

Looking at the design elements of this model (incredibly succesful in its time of course) and comparing that to today's 2 meter models, the Curare looks like it was very stable in yaw. No large bulbous fuselage in front and a very large (percentage-wise by today's standards) fin and rudder. Designed to groove. No snapping this model silly as is done in today's schedules.....</p>

daggets 01-03-2013 01:07 PM

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the only problem... when will it be available?

Jon Wold 01-04-2013 02:21 AM

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We testflew it in Austria, and it snapped surprisingly well. We flew avalanches, and tried inverted snaps on top and it was very easy. Stops as crisp as I ever saw. I fly 2-meter models usually, and I expected an older design to feel... old, and not so crisp, but the Curare not only tracks nice, it has a very decent knife-edge and also flies 4-points respectably. A benefit of the snap-flaps is that you can mix downline braking if you wish, or even control-line style elevator/flap mix for extremely sharp edges.

I talked to Schweighofer in december, and the latest intel says they arrive about a month from now. Fingers crossed. Decent weather and now snow might allow me to fly this weekend. A sunny day allowed me to take a decent photo that shows off the colors. My 8-year old daughter took the photo.

Jon Wold 01-06-2013 04:30 AM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Here is part 3 of the build online: http://www.aerowold.com/2013/hanno-p...re-arf-part-3/

Engine and pipe mounting completes the assembly- setup and engine tuning is next.

Jon Wold 01-09-2013 12:12 PM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
And here is part 4: http://www.aerowold.com/2013/hanno-p...re-arf-part-4/

It's been testflown, and the experience still makes me smile almost a week later. It really does fly well, and the 55 engine pulls it along with authority.


doxilia 01-26-2013 09:49 AM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Bump in the name of the Irish! :D

see RCG forum thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1817942

Man, all this cross-linking and cross-referencing... :eek:

David

bem 02-16-2013 01:09 AM

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The Schweighofer Curare ARF's has been shipped now from Asia according to pictures posted by Schweighofer in a german RC forum. They are expected to arrive this week for start of delivery to customers Feb 25 so now it is not long time left before anyone that has ordered or order now will get one. As I understand it it is one container arriving now and a second container in 2-3 weeks later.

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showt...=1#post3011133

According to Schweighofer in above link (translation from german to english with Google translator):

<span class="hps">"The</span> <span class="hps">curare</span> <span class="hps">arrive</span> <span class="hps">tonight</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">European</span> <span class="hps">Destination</span> <span class="hps">and are expected to</span> <span class="hps">be delivered</span> <span class="hps">on Wednesday</span> <span class="hps">with us</span><span>.</span>
<span class="hps">This last</span> <span class="hps">delivery date</span> <span class="hps">25th</span> <span class="hps">February 2013</span> <span class="hps">is therefore</span> <span class="hps">safely</span> <span class="hps">from the current perspective</span><span>.
</span><span class="hps">Currently</span> <span class="hps">one third of the</span> <span class="hps">initial delivery</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">sold</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">but</span> <span class="hps">we know from experience</span> <span class="hps">that this degree</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">very unusual</span>
<span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">pre-orders</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">in turn suggests</span> <span class="hps">that</span> <span class="hps">the remaining</span> <span class="hps">models will be</span> <span class="hps">sold</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">this delivery</span> <span class="hps">very</span> <span class="hps">soon</span><span>.</span>
<span class="hps">For the second delivery</span> <span class="hps">I can</span> <span class="hps">not name a</span> <span class="hps">date</span> <span class="hps">at the time</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">I</span> <span class="hps">think it will be</span> <span class="hps">around June</span> <span class="hps">or July,</span> <span class="hps">be ready."</span>

I have ordered one and hope to get one from this first shipment (container 1 or 2).

/Bo

computermonkey 03-11-2013 08:18 AM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Hello,
Any updates on the shipments? According to the website they are in stock.
Has anyone from the US order one? What was your experience in dealing with the company?

modtron 03-11-2013 08:35 AM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
I got mine 2 weeks ago (UK) very well presented and very well built - just need time to put it together now ?
If you order their Electric retracts - they come from Lander - so nothing special there, but you may be able to source alternatives more locally.

modtron
Oxford UK

computermonkey 03-11-2013 09:08 AM

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Good information modtron,
I was hoping with Hanno involved with the making of the ARF that it would be a good kit even though it was build in China.

pvogel 03-11-2013 12:30 PM

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ORIGINAL: computermonkey

Hello,
Any updates on the shipments? According to the website they are in stock.
Has anyone from the US order one? What was your experience in dealing with the company?
I got mine last week (shipped to California) the set looks great and very well built, I expect to get it assembled this week. I'm talking to Schweighofer about doing a bulk shipment to me to try to offset shipping costs, let me know if you live in the US and are interested in ordering one.

Peter+

computermonkey 03-11-2013 12:34 PM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Hi Peter,
I'm interested, but I was going to order a few other items that are not available here in the US. The shipping looks to be 15 euro which isn't bad at all.

Can you post your build? What engine, retracts are you using?

auggie622 03-11-2013 02:03 PM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Peter, I ordered mind about two weeks ago. How long from the time you ordered, did you receive your kit ? What do you think of the quality? What power plant have you chosen and what retracts?

Stevens<br type="_moz" />

pvogel 03-12-2013 12:56 PM

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ORIGINAL: computermonkey

Hi Peter,
I'm interested, but I was going to order a few other items that are not available here in the US. The shipping looks to be 15 euro which isn't bad at all.

Can you post your build? What engine, retracts are you using?
They'll adjust the shipping when they figure out where you live, it'll be more than 15 Euro :-)

Once it's on the bench I'll be happy to post the build Scorpion 4025-10 will be the first motor I try on it and see if I like it. I'm using the retracts they recommend for it, those are very well made from my initial playing with them (since they were the only part of the plane I had for several months :-)

Peter+

pvogel 03-12-2013 12:57 PM

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ORIGINAL: auggie622

Peter, I ordered mind about two weeks ago. How long from the time you ordered, did you receive your kit ? What do you think of the quality? What power plant have you chosen and what retracts?

Stevens <br type=''_moz'' />
I ordered in September or October last year when they were expecting them in Dec but they weren't happy with the quality of the first samples they got and sent the factory back to the drawing board, hence the couple months delay. They ship right away now and it took a little under a week to arrive in the US. Power + Retracts are as discussed in previous post.

Peter+

Huang 03-12-2013 01:44 PM

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Peter, how much was the shipping for your single plane to the US? How much do you think the bulk order will save on shipping?

pvogel 03-12-2013 04:31 PM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
115 Euro I'm waiting to hear back from Schweighofer on what shipping for a bulk order would be.

Peter+

computermonkey 04-14-2013 05:53 PM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Any update on your build or flying?

pvogel 04-14-2013 09:40 PM

RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build
 
Build went quick and cleanly. Unfortunately due to weather and my own idiocy (I had it on my list of stuff to check and forgot before setting up the ESC/BEC) I fried the landing gear control electronics with 8v (it's only rated for 6) so I got the gear replaced last week but was in Riverside for the contest this weekend and Dale's sprinter didn't have room for my dear departed Griffin AND the Curare so it hasn't had a maiden yet. Aiming for late this week.

Peter+


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